Quinn and Betty are two non-professional art enthusiasts who love art and want to learn more about it. They take turns researching interesting parts of art history and culture, and sharing those stories with each other.



Latest Episodes

#32: Piet Mondrian

February 23rd, 2021 · 35 minutes

This week, we're taking one step deeper into the study of abstract art by examining Piet Mondrian. What historical events, religious beliefs, and settings influenced him to develop his famous style of primary color blocks and black lines?

#31: Attempting to Understand Abstraction

February 9th, 2021 · 35 minutes

We've talked before about some abstract artists we like: but why is abstract art valued as fine art at all? We take a look at the patterns behind how abstract artists develop their unique styles and the deceptive complexity of their work.

#30: Elisabetta Sirani

January 26th, 2021 · 35 minutes

Quinn and Betty dive into the life and work of Elisabetta Sirani, a groundbreaking Italian Baroque painter. Along the way, they discover that they will be dying soon due to lack of marriage, so that's exciting!

#29: Experiential Art

January 5th, 2021 · 30 minutes

Betty and Quinn talk about the art exhibit they visited when they first met, Marta Minujín's Menusunda Reloaded, as well as other experiential art pieces.

This episode was supposed to come out last week, which is why we reference it being the "last episode of 2020." Oops!

#28: Hank Willis Thomas

December 15th, 2020 · 32 minutes

We take a look at the work of contemporary multidisciplinary artist Hank Willis Thomas, especially his massive collaborative political art project For Freedoms.

#27: Pictorialism

December 1st, 2020 · 32 minutes

To celebrate our one year anniversary(!!), we talk about the photography movement Pictorialism.

#26: Flag Design

November 17th, 2020 · 32 minutes

After the recent vote to change Mississippi's flag, we take a look at the principles of flag design and how we would rank various American and Canadian flags.

#25: Campaign Posters

November 3rd, 2020 · 25 minutes

After briefly acknowledging the 2020 election, we talk about some fascinating campaign posters throughout American history and explore the development of the iconic Obama "Hope" poster.

#24: Indigenous Artists (Part 2)

October 20th, 2020 · 37 minutes

As a follow-up to our last episode, we talk about some contemporary Indigenous artists, including Carl Beam and Dyani White Hawk.

#23: Indigenous Artists (Part 1)

October 6th, 2020 · 41 minutes

We dive into a (very) brief history of Indigenous people in the United States and Canada in order to place contemporary Indigenous artists in context.